My goal in writing this article was to keep it as simple as possible — not an easy task for me as I’d love to delve deep into the minutiae of analyzing a whole slew of my charts, data, and information I’ve assembled over months and, even years — but, for your sake and the sake of reaching a coherent conclusion and forecast for the fourth quarter of 2019, I’ve had to, considerably, whittle down my presentation. So, while looking through my superpower lenses, here goes…(more…)
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Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.
It’s a quiet Sunday afternoon, as we all anticipate Monday, the final trading day of this quarter. I thought I’d just share a few words about this interesting creature (Bitcoin, not Altucher):(more…)
To read Part One, click here.
Nick Bostrum’s Superintelligence is considered to be a seminal work in the artificial intelligence community. In it, he paints a rather dystopian view about where AI-empowered computers and robots are going to take us (or, more precisely, how they’re going to shove us all over a cliff).
One of the reasons these machines are supposed to be so terrifying is that they have nothing to lose. They don’t feel pain. They have no familial connections. You can’t threaten them, bribe them, or coerce them. As Bostrum puts it, these machines “might not have anthropomorphic goals”, which essential means that humanity’s final achievement will be to create the world’s biggest asshole. An object that will ruthlessly destroy its creator.(more…)